Due to the emerging global health crisis posed by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, several Korea Peace Now! events have been canceled or postponed. This includes the Human Rights Council side event “Peace on the Korean Peninsula as a Human Rights Issue: War, Sanctions, and Women Peacebuilders” (scheduled for March 5, 2020 in Geneva), the Commission on the Status of Women side event “70 Years Is Enough: Transnational Feminist Movement to End the Korean War” (scheduled for March 13, 2020 in New York), and “70 Years Too Long: National Action to End the Korean War” (scheduled for March 15-17, 2020 in Washington, DC).
Although both the Human Rights Council and Commission on the Status of Women side event cancellations were beyond our control, the organizers of Korea Peace Now! Grassroots Network, Korea Peace Network, and Peace Treaty Now agreed that in the interest of protecting everyone’s health it would be best to postpone the National Action to End the Korean War in Washington, DC. The convening is tentatively rescheduled for July 26-28, 2020.
While we regret these cancellations and postponements, the members of Korea Peace Now! will announce alternative actions in the coming days and weeks. Stay tuned.